Buenos Aires Shakespeare Festival

(Photo by tonynetone)

Throughout the week, until Sunday the 19th, the city will be celebrating the famous English playwright at the 2nd annual Shakespeare festival. Free activities including calligraphy lessons, performances, workshops, and more will be held in different venues and theatres around the city. Additionally there will be a recreation of a medieval village in Buenos Aires Polo Circo (on Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay streets) where visitors will be able to enjoy Elizabethan designs, archery, dancing, cuisine, amongst other attractions. Information on activities and theatre productions during the Shakespeare Festival are available here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

As April comes to an end, autumn continues to settle in, inviting us to stop by cafes to warm up the late afternoon with submarines and pastries. Book lovers can continue to visit the international book fair, to buy books, or attend conferences and by the end of the week the international circus festival infuses the city with some fun and games.



If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum.

For a great gourmet lunch in the nearby area head to Restó, just 5 blocks away from the Palace.

In the evening, head to the playful AcaBar in Palermo for a great time in a lively and vaudevillesque atmosphere where you can play board games and choose one of their carefully prepared drinks.

Palace of Running Waters

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104

E-mail: museo_del_agua@aysa.com.ar


Montevideo 938

Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12-3pm,  Thur-Fri 12-3pm and 8-11pm


Cash only



Honduras 5733, Palermo Viejo




A visit to the ethnografic museum is a great way to learn more about the countries indigenous indentity and ethnic background. Currently the museum is hosting a photography exhibition of the indigenas towns from El Chaco, a collection of exotic objects from different cultures, an interesting exhibition on the indigenas from Tierra del Fuego and their conflict with European travelers, and an exhibit on the 4000 years of history in the northwest Argentina.

For some great food close by try the French cuisine at Brasserie Petanque, or for some coffee and pastries head to the close by Chile and Bolivar streets and sit down at Bar la Poesia or Cafe Del Amanecer.

In the evening go to Miloca to enjoy some drinks in the bars garden or terraces.

Ethnographic Museum

Moreno 350, San Telmo

Telephone: (54-11) 4345-8196/97

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pmsábados y domingos de 15 a 19 hs


Brasserie Petanque

Defensa 596, San Telmo

Tel: 4342-7930


Bar La Poesia

Chile 502, San Telmo

Tel: 4300-7340

Cafe Del Amanecer

Chile 561, San Telmo

Tel: +54 (11) 43618308


Niceto Vega  5189, Palermo




Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself!

In the evening check out Le Bar, an artistic space with great lighting and design offering live concerts on Wednesdays.

Fileteado Porteño Tour


Reservation required in advance


Le Bar


Tucuman 422, downtown.



 Check out the national art funds new acquisitions in their exhibit at the Casa de la Cultura which is also exhibiting a collection from award winning local artisans work including carving, pottery,  and other  crafts

In the evening, at 8.30 pm, head to the Teatro El Cubo in the Abasto areas for La Musa del Capricho, a creative dance show which fuses dance, song, tango and theatre. 6 Blocks away from the theatre is Los Cocos, a great traditional pizza place with a great ambiance, also close by is Cafe El Banderin, a lovely cafe/bar surrounded by flags of all the national football teams.

Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo

or Av. Rivadavia 576

Te. 4323-9669

Exhibition opening hours Tue-Sun 3pm-6pm

Teatro El Cubo

Zelaya 3053 Parallel to Lavalle and between Jean Jaures and Anchorena



Los Cocos

Av Córdoba 3303

Tel: 4963-0457

Cafe El Banderin

Guardia Vieja 3601



Visit the Museum of Spanish American Art and find out what life was like during the Colonial times. Afterwards head to the picturesque atelier of Gato Regazzoni where photographer Luis Abadi will be exhibiting portraits of ‘porteños.´

Later on at night check out Baila! at Centro Cultural Konex, a dance show featuring music, dance, percussion and theatre.

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Suipacha 1422


Opening Hours: Tue- Fri 2pm-7pm Weekends and holidays 11am-7pm

Atelier Gato Regazzoni

Av. Libertador 405 (next to the train tracks)

Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Tel: 4864-3200

Saturday and Sunday

Check out some of the international circus shows being hosted at the festival Polo Circo! More information here.